Spreecast

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Spreecast, Inc.
Type of businessCorporation
FoundedNovember, 2011
Headquarters,
Area servedWorldwide
Websitewww.Spreecast.com
RegistrationOptional
Current statusInactive

Spreecast, Inc. was an Internet application and free social video broadcasting platform.

The company was founded in 2011 by Jeff Fluhr, founder and former CEO of online ticketing marketplace StubHub, and is based in San Francisco, California[1] . According to Fluhr, spreecast seeks "to bring face-to-face interactions to the Internet in a far-reaching way".[2]

The company tweeted out on June 15, 2016 that their site would be shutting down on July 14.

History[edit]

Spreecast was launched as a public beta on November 10, 2011.[3] In December, 2011, spreecast received $4 million in seed venture funding from Frank Biondi, Gordon Crawford, and Edward W. Scott. In September 2012, they raised an additional $7 million.[4] The company added social media author Gary Vaynerchuk as an advisor in February, 2012.[citation needed] They closed their website on July 14, 2016[5]

Celebrity Guests[edit]

Elisa Jordana, Radio Personality, Musician, and writer.[6]

Reese Witherspoon, American actress and film producer[7]

Randi Zuckerberg, American internet entrepreneur and former marketing director of Facebook[8]

One Direction, a British-Irish boy band[9]

Jennifer Grassman, American journalist, pianist, and singer[10]

Scott Baker (journalist), American journalist for TheBlaze [11]

Britney Spears, American recording artist and entertainer[7]

Miley Cyrus, American recording artist and entertainer.[12]

Anderson Cooper American Journalist[7]

Neil Patrick Harris, American actor, producer, and director.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rao, Leena, “Social Video Broadcasting Platform Spreecast Raises $4 Million”, Techcrunch, 21 December 2011
  2. ^ Titlow, John Paul, “Spreecast, a More Social Answer to Google+ Hangouts, Goes Live Today”, Read Write Web, 10 November 2011
  3. ^ Rao, Leena, “Spreecast Raises $7M For Social Video Broadcasting Platform”, Techcrunch, 7 September 2012
  4. ^ "So Long, Spreecast: Video Chat Platform Will Shut Down July 14". Small Business Trends. 2016-06-21. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  5. ^ Jordana, Elisa (May 6, 2016). "For One Whole Year, I Invited Internet Trolls into My Apartment". XOJane.
  6. ^ a b c Billboard staff, “Spreecast Signs Video Deal with Viacom's VH1, Logo” Billboard, 10 October 2012
  7. ^ Weber, Harison, “Spreecast quietly continues redesign to hone its video broadcasting niche” TNW, 6 June 2012
  8. ^ Miot, Stephanie, “Q&A StubHub Founder Mixes Social Meida, Video, Celebs on Spreecast” PC Magazine, 13 May 2013
  9. ^ Grassman, Jennifter, “Michelle Cowan on American Idol, Will Smith, and true love”, Washington Times, 29 April, 2012
  10. ^ Levy, Ari, “Spreecast Gains an Audience With Easy, Free Webcasting”, Bloomberg, 15 January 2013
  11. ^ Delevett, Peter, “Exclusive: Miley Cyrus barnstorms Silicon Valley to tout single ‘We Can’t Stop”, Siliconbeat, 3 June 2013
  12. ^ "Chat with actor Neil Patrick Harris"

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